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NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division


A three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand cell-size control in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
16-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Scientists Uncover a Genetic Mechanism that Could Enhance Yield Potential in Cereal Crops

The Eveland laboratory’s research findings, “Brassinosteroids modulate meristem fate and differentiation of unique inflorescence morphology in Setaria viridis”, were recently published in the journal The Plant Cell.
4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Receives Significant Support From Boeing for Science Education and Outreach

Boeing is providing the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center with a $85,000 grant in support of Green Means Grow, a centerpiece of the Danforth Center’s STEM education and outreach program.
14-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin


The discovery has the potential to drastically improve food safety and reduce losses caused by the contamination from the poisonous carcinogen, aflatoxin.
1-Nov-2017 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers


The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.
17-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Science Foundation Funds Multi-Institutional Project to Improve Harvests of One of the Most Important Crops in U.S. Agriculture


The collaborative project brings together expertise in molecular genetics, developmental genomics and statistics to meet the food and fuel demands of a growing population.
11-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy


This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant sorghum lines, addressing DOE's mission in the generation of renewable energy resources.
2-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Study Lays Foundation of Multi-Environment Quantitative Studies

In a paper published today in PLOS Genetics researchers conducted a high-throughput phenotyping experiment to map genes that regulate plant height in the model bioenergy grass Setaria.
10-Jul-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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